Post # 1
Last week marked the beginning of 8 long months of stress at work. I’ve been getting chest pain when I’m really stressed out in the last week. I left work on Friday, chest pain stopped. No chest pain over the weekend. Is this a normal stress reaction? I know stress does awful things to your body, but is chest pain one of them?
Post # 3
@Deejayelle: I think so, yes. For example – anxiety attacks can feel like heart attacks and they are sometimes caused by stress.
I would urge you to go to the Doctor to be evaluated though. Even if it is “just” stress, your doctor may be able to help you with coping mechanisms or recommend something that reduces stress.
Take care of yourself.
Post # 4
@Deejayelle: My husband deals with this. He’s currently in the process of learning to truly deal with his work-related stress and anxiety.
He also gets these pains if he comes home from work and talks to me about certain parts of his day. He’ll get himself all worked up again and the pains will start. Poor thing. I hope you can find peace and get help for it!
Post # 5
I get that sometimes. The stress would build up throughout the day and I would feel increasingly uncomfortable and nauseous. I don’t know what your workplace is like but if you can manage it over the next few weeks, make an effort to have lunch out of your workplace. Whether it is going to a park across the road or stepping outside the office door, I found it does wonders for me. Try to not think about work and just focus on your food. Maybe take your music with you. When I was really bad I used to sit in a park by the river and eat my lunch and just try to relax. It helped so much and I felt much more relaxed.
Hope this helps in some way! Definitely talk to your doctor though, chest pain should never be ignored.
Post # 6
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I’d get a doctors appointment ASAP to get checked out. It could be early warning signs of something very serious. (Hopefully I’m not freaking you out). But definitely get to a doctor.
Post # 7
you should definitely see a doctor.
however, i just had a thought- could it be the way you’re sitting at work? i know that i have chest pain if i sit for a long period of time, and i’m not sitting up completely straight. something about the way i sit makes my ribs and my chest hurt like it would if i were having chest pains.
Post # 8
@blauren: I always come home for lunch. I get one hour which really breaks the day up. We’re understaffed (not our choice, we’re screaming for help) but my superior asked if I’d like to take half an hour lunch instead of an hour. I said no. It’s not fair that their solution isn’t to give us the help we need, just cut back on MY lunch break which is essential for my well being 🙁